Alpena Branch [RLDS]

congregation #482668

created 2015-09-22 by daniel m. kelty
entity type: Branch
assertion #3734207 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
name: Alpena Branch
assertion #3734204 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 0%.
started: 31 Jul 1892
assertion #3734203 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.
ended: unknown
assertion #3748203 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.
description: Bro. George H. Graves (colored) has been doing considerable good in Alpena, and elsewhere, doing fireside and local preaching. Brother Graves is an earnest worker, and enjoys the Spirit of the Master. About this time some of the Saints began to move in and around Alpena. Bro. Israel Titus, and Bro. George Jenkinson and family. Brother Jenkinson is a priest, having come into this work under the administration of James A. Carpenter. Brother Hunt, from Vassar, also moved west of Alpena about twenty miles, to be near Hillman. Bro. Thomas Badder and family, from Canada, moved up to Wilson, sixteen miles from Alpena. The brethren in Alpena began weekly prayer meetings, and in the fall of 1889 Brother Levi Phelps came there and did some preaching, and baptized two persons. February 20, 1902. ELDER WILLIAM DAVIS, APPIN, MICHIGAN. I was taken sick on July 15, 1891. My eldest brother and uncle were greatly alarmed about my health, (they not being members of the church,) desired to have a doctor, which was done. When the doctor (William Deady, of Bad Axe,) looked into my throat he said it was the worst case he had had for ten years. Elder William Davis was sent for. Arrived about 11 p. m., Saturday, July 18, 1891. By request of Charles G. Lewis. The work has advanced at Alpena, along the northwestern part of Michigan. On the 31st day of July, 1892, a branch was organized at Alpena, by Edmund C. Briggs and George H. Hilliard. At that time Bro. George Jenkinson was ordained to the office of elder, and chosen as presiding elder of the branch. The branch numbered sixteen members. It was named Alpena Branch. The Northern Michigan district conference was held at AIpena June 19. John J. Cornish is still president of the district and bishop's agent; Charles B. Joice, secretary.
assertion #3734205 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
religion: RLDS
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location: Alpena County, Michigan, United States
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location: 45°3'48"N, 83°26'11"W
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see also: Cornish
assertion #3711668 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.